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  1. 1. City Club Announces Free Speech Essay Competition for High School StudentsCleveland (August 31, 2011) – As part of its Centennial Celebration, The City Club of Clevelandinvites high school juniors and seniors to explore what free speech means to them by participatingin an essay competition.The students who enter The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Competition have thechance to win up to $1,000 and the opportunity to present their essay at a special Friday Forum ofThe City Club. This recognition is not the only benefit of participating in the contest. “By researchingand writing their essay,” says Elizabeth Horrigan, Director of the 100th Anniversary Celebration,“the student will be compelled to reflect on their own beliefs pertaining to freedom of speech. Suchscholarship will instill an appreciation for their rights and the importance of sharing ideas.”Entry criteria and other information will be sent to high schools in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage, Lake,Lorain, Medina and Summit counties. To be considered, all essays must be submitted by Feb. 15,2012. The panel of judges will include members of The City Club and the community. The top 20essays will earn cash awards: first prize is $1,000, second is $750, third is $500, and the next 17winners will receive $100 each. For more information, call 216-621-0082 or visit the 100thAnniversary website, www.cityclub100.org.About the City Club of Cleveland:Renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion, The City Club is the oldest continuous freespeech forum in the country. The City Club firmly believes in the free expression of all ideas and thebenefits of an open exchange. It is non-partisan and does not take positions on issues. Beginning inOctober 2011, The City Club will host a variety of events, including the Hope and Stanley AdelsteinFree Speech Essay Competition, to commemorate its 100th anniversary. ###

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